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  • Nickelodeon Selects Global Animated Shorts Finalists

    Nickelodeon has chosen the eight finalists to its second edition of the Global Animated Shorts Program, created to fast-track up-and-coming talent. Selected out of more than 600 submissions, Nickelodeon picked eight shorts spanning the UK, Spain, Italy,...
  • BET Hires Facebook Marketing Exec Kay Madati as Chief Digital Officer

    Viacom's BET Networks has tapped Kay Madati, previously head of entertainment and media on Facebook's global marketing solutions team, to be its chief digital officer. Madati reports to BET chairman and CEO Debra L. Lee and will be based in Los Angeles....
  • Deezer, the French Spotify, targets high end in U.S. with Sonos

    Deezer, the French Spotify, targets high end in U.S. with Sonos
    San Francisco-based Listen.com launched Rhapsody, the first online music subscription service, late in 2001, long before Netflix had a single customer for its streaming videos. Today, Netflix has more subscribers in the U.S. alone -- 36 million -- than...
  • 'The Maze Runner,' 'The Equalizer' Join TV Ad-Spend Top 5

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In this week's edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by iSpot.tv, "This Is Where I Leave You" leads in spending with an estimated outlay of $5.1 million for spots that have aired 946 times across 44...
  • Viacom Wraps Purchase of U.K.'s Channel 5, Commissions Joint Projects

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - LONDON -- Viacom Intl. Media Networks has wrapped its ?450 million ($726 million) acquisition of U.K. free-to-air network Channel 5. Viacom also unveiled the first joint commissions between Channel 5 and Viacom's U.K. pay TV...
  • Viacom Inks Pact with Sony for Internet TV Service

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Viacom officially announced a deal with Sony to license live and on-demand programming for at least 22 cable networks, including Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central, for Sony's forthcoming over-the-top TV service in the U.S....
  • Viacom to provide 'SpongeBob, other shows, to Sony TV service

    Viacom to provide 'SpongeBob, other shows, to Sony TV service
    Electronics giant Sony Corp. now has rights to nearly two dozen Viacom television networks -- including BET, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon -- to include in its upcoming cloud-based TV service. The deal, announced Wednesday, represents a new...
  • Toronto: Wide Sells 'Margarita' to Japan's Aya Pro

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In an early sale on one of its flagship titles at Toronto, Paris-based Wide Management has licensed scribe-helmer Shonali Bose's late-teen romantic drama "Margarita, With a Straw" to Japan's Aya Pro. Deal closed after...
  • To Grab Ad Dollars In Contest, Big TV Players Like NBCU And Viacom Must Break Out Digital Video

    A group of media companies on Wednesday will be enticed into an arena of sorts and forced to compete to win ad dollars from blue-chip sponsors like Hasbro, Pepsi, State Farm, Petsmart, Walgreens, Levi's, Hilton and CBS Corp.'s Showtime. To get the...
  • Discovery To Take Control Of Kiddie-Focused Hub Cable Outlet: Report

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Discovery Communications and toymaker Hasbro will rework their ownership of cable's kid-focused Hub outlet so that Discovery will take more control of the property and rework it into a broader outlet focused on family...
  • Discovery seeks to take control of Hub TV network from Hasbro: WSJ

    (Reuters) - Discovery Communications Inc is seeking a controlling interest in The Hub, reducing partner and toymaker Hasbro Inc's share of the children's cable TV network, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the...